SINGAPORE - The dengue virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito, which is most active during the day.
It breeds in clean, stagnant water. Common places are jars, flower vases, watering cans, pails, plant bowls, basins and roof gutters.
Symptoms of dengue fever include sudden onset of high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint aches, rashes, skin bleeding, or bleeding from the gums and nose.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever, a more serious strain, can cause death through bleeding and shock.
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